Olive oil in your coffee? Sure!

March 14, 2024 2 min read

Mettre de l'huile d'olive dans son café? Bien sûr! - Café Barista

Putting olive oil in your coffee might seem unusual, yet it's a fairly common practice with several benefits. The popular coffee chain Starbucks even released an "Oleato" coffee some time ago, helping to popularize this method! Here, we'll delve into the benefits of olive oil in your coffee and explain how to make an olive oil latte.

Why put olive oil in your coffee

So, why add olive oil to your coffee? Well, first and foremost, for its taste! Although it may seem unusual, a small touch of quality olive oil in an espresso or latte brings a velvety texture to the drink. Moreover, the oil helps to soften the bitterness of the coffee while imparting a fresh note.

Beyond its taste aspect, adding olive oil to coffee has numerous benefits! Olive oil is renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties, its contribution to cardiovascular health, and much more – making it an excellent complement to your coffee. As Michel Favuzzi highlighted during the filming of My 1st Café 20th Anniversary Special: Favuzzi, it's also a way to support the body during intermittent fasting by adding a fatty substance to the coffee.

How to enjoy coffee with olive oil

The recipe for coffee with olive oil is very simple, all you need to do is add a small amount of olive oil to your favorite caffeinated beverage and that’s it! The quantity of olive oil can be adjusted according to preference, adding more or less to taste. It is important to find quality olive oil, we recommend those from Favuzzi.

Olive oil latte recipe

  1. Grind the coffee beans
    - For 1 shot of espresso: 12 to 14 g
    - For 2 shots of espresso: 18 to 20 g

  2. Tap the espresso into your filter holder

  3. Extract the espresso

  4. Add a teaspoon of olive oil to your espresso (more or less to taste)

  5. Froth the milk or plant-based drink

  6. Pour the micro foam into the espresso

  7. Enjoy!

variant; coffee and coconut oil

If you're not a fan of olive oil, an equally delicious alternative is to opt for a touch of coconut oil in your coffee. Like olive oil, coconut oil offers health benefits and can add a creamy texture as well as a slight touch of sweetness to your favorite caffeinated beverage.

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